|Kevin Anderson: What They Won't Tell You About Climate Catastrophe - Alex Smith|
A review, summary and critique of an earth-breaking speech by Dr. Kevin Anderson, scientist and Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre in Britain. Speaking to the Cabot Institute in Bristol November 6th, Anderson told the sold-out crowd that scientists and bureaucrats cannot bring themselves to tell the public the awful truth about climate change. Radio Ecoshock 121114 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: environment; climate; climate change; global warming; science; policy; solutions; radio; Radio Ecoshock; show
|Prince Charles on Climate|
Prince Charles speech to the EU 2008 0214. The Prince has been vocal about the huge damage we will suffer under climate change / global warming. Hair-raising details from the top level, if you listen closely.
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; climate08; ecology; climate; climate change; global warming; Prince Charles; EU; Europe; policy
|The Birth of Social Movements - Tom Hayden - Alex Smith|
Young Movements / Hayden, Tom / 080703 / Vancouver, Canada / presented by University of British Columbia Students for a Democratic Society / recorded by Alex Smith. A classic speech on beginning of social movements in the 1960's and prospects now. One of our most downloaded Brown Bagger speeches.
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; brownbagger; speech; movements; sociology; activism; students; youth
|Abrupt Climate Change - Alex Smith|
Abrupt Climate Change - Awakening the Giant podcast Part One 27 min; Part Two 28 min Science finds relatively sudden climate change (in 10 years) happened before.
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; environmentalism; green; climate; climate change; global warming
|Tim Garrett - Energy = Wealth = Ruined Atmosphere - Radio Ecoshock|
University of Utah Physics Professor Dr. Tim Garrett explains why fossil-based wealth leads to both hyper-inflation and a ruined climate. All from a published, peer-reviewed paper in Journal "Climatic Change". According to our energy and wealth equation, only a sudden economic collapse could save us from 5 degrees Celsius global temperature rise (or more) by 2100. And we'll get over 100% inflation along the way...
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; green; ecology; climate; climate change; global warming; science; economy; inflation; crash; wealth; energy; interview
|Climate: Four Degrees Or More - Alex Smith|
How hot will we go? Can the climate runaway? How fast must we cut emissions to save a livable world? Latest science from Professor Hans Joachim "John" Schellnhuber of Potsdam Institute. Keynote address at "Four Degrees of More" conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, July 2011. Essential listening. Find more at fourdegrees2011.com.au Radio Ecoshock 110831 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: environment; climate; climate change; science; speech; Australia; global warming; emissions; reductions; impacts; mitigation; adaptation; speech; radio; ecoshock
|Terry Jacks green songwriter - Alex Smith|
Interview with one of 1st enviro musicians, award-winning Canadian Terry Jacks. 24 MB 27 min Wrote "Concrete Sea" and many, many hits. My first Radio Ecoshock interview, 2006.
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; features; ecology; artists; music; Canada; Terry Jacks
|Passivhaus Workshop - Alex Smith|
Recorded by Alex Smith, 080524 in Vancouver, Canada - a workshop by Guido Wimmers, Austrian expert in building "Passivhau" super low energy homes and other buildings. Outlines ways to prevent heat loss, using tight construction and air exchange. Uses practically no heating, and likely no air-conditioning. Thousands already built in Austria and Germany. Talk, plus Q and A (audio in Q and A mediocre).
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; climate08; ecology; climate; climate change; global warming; construction; solutions; housing; energy; reduction
|Peruvian activist Hugo Blanco - Alex Smith|
From Peru, Indigenous activist Hugo Blanco speaks about ecosocialism, with a translator. Ideas from South America. 35 min. Recorded by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock.
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; Greens; ecology; environmentalism; Peru; South America; aboriginal; rights; ecosocialism; politics; capitalism; alternative
|Drying of the West - Alex Smith|
Drying of the West with National Geographic author Robert Kunzig; the first Carbon Tax in North America in B.C. (and what it means for the U.S.); censored Canadian scientists - speech clip from Dr. John Fyfe, IPCC author. Oh yeah, and some hope. 1 hour. Radio Ecoshock show 080222 CD quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; show; 2007; environment; ecology; green; climate; climate change; global warming; U.S; forest; drought; science; censorship; Canada
|Crashing Climate News - Alex Smith|
Plutocrats admit U.S. economy is "Risky Business" during climate change. Will not be safe to go outside. Cambridge Polar expert Peter Wadhams on Arctic methane burst. New climate song "Too Hot". Radio Ecoshock 140709
Keywords: environment; ecology; climate; climate change; global warming; science; health; deaths; business; economy; impacts
|Valdez Oil Spill Truth - Alex Smith|
VALDEZ TRUTH Speech Dr. Riki Ott April 26 06 Vancouver. Lasting impacts or Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Exxon coverup, dangers of tanker traffic and toxicity of oil revealed. Helps understand big spill in the Gulf of Mexico by BP as well. Ott is a commercial fisherwoman and Doctor of environmental toxicology, with a specialty in oil. She lives in Valdez, Alaska. Recorded in Vancouver, Canada by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock...
Keywords: radio; environment; green; oceans; ecology; environmentalism; oil; spill; Alaska; Exxon; toxicity; toxic; tanker; accidents
|Brown Cloud Global Dimming|
Big Brown Cloud - Global Dimming Can pollution stop global warming? 18 MB 19.5 min An analysis of science from Scripps Institute and more. Sunlight is already cut by up to 10%in parts of Asia. Artificial cooling that could stop whenever the pollution stops.
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; features; global dimming; smog; pollution; climate; global warming; global cooling; climate change; science
|RUNAWAY TRAIN Finance & Climate Crisis - Alex Smith|
How we go bankrupt; the currency crisis from Max Keiser et al. Then Jim Laurie interview: how we can save the climate without spending a trillion dollars. Radio Ecoshock Show 081031 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; show; 2008; environment; ecology; green; climate; climate change; global warming; finance; economy; crisis
|Desperately Seeking Solutions - Alex Smith|
A medley of ways. From New Zealand, green alternative economy w. Laurence Boomert. Dr. Sharon Gourdji, U of Fla. on crops & climate. Josh Fox (Gasland) riff on fracking. Pacific growing expert Lorene Edwards Forkner. Radio Ecoshock 131030 1 hour.
Keywords: environment; food; agriculture; climate; climate change; global warming; science; economy; alternatives; localization; currency; solutions; fracking; pollution; Nicaragua; Central America
|Bill Taylor from Environment Canada - Alex Smith|
Bill Taylor, climatologist Environment Canada (8 min) on climate science. Recorded by Alex Smith at the Vancouver Public Library 070224 Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; show; 2007; environment; ecology; green; climate; climate change; global warming; speech; Canada; policy; science
|Micheal Flannigan Boreal and Tundra Fires - Alex Smith|
One third of Slave Lake Alberta suddenly burned down in early Spring, just one of many forest fires in the Boreal forests of Canada, Alaska and Russia. These turned from carbon sinks to carbon sources. We learn how from one of Canada's top wild fire experts, Dr. Michael Flannigan. Tundra fires (peat beyond the tree-line now exposed due to global warming of the Arctic) can be worse, releasing giant amounts of new carbon...
Keywords: environment; forests; fires; boreal; tundra; Canada; Alaska; Russia; climate; climate change; global warming; emissions; peat
|IS CLIMATE CHANGE UNSTOPPABLE? - Alex Smith|
University of Utah Assoc. Prof. Tim Garrett says carbon burned = civilized wealth. We must either construct a nuclear reactor a day, or experience harsh economic collapse, to have a habitable climate. Interview from Radio Ecoshock 100205 17 min CD Quality 16 MB or Lo-Fi 4 MB This one shows link between growth economy and climate doom. Stays in the mind.
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; Climate2010; ecology; climate; climate change; global warming; economy; collapse; solutions; science
|Jeremy Leggett - Light Vs. Oil - Alex Smith|
Signs of peak oil grow daily. British oil geologist, former Greenpeace campaigner, author and solar entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett interviewed by Alex Smith. Can Saudi Arabia support the world market? Will gasoline be rationed soon? Why cheaper solar can survive without subsidies. Founder of SolarCentury looks at world energy scene. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110225 21 minutes in CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: environment; interview; radio ecoshock; transition; transition towns; Peak Oil; climate change; economy; sustainability; localization; solutions; solar; power; energy; alternative; markets
|Climate Terrorism: The Tar Sands - Alex Smith|
As #1 supplier of oil to USA, Canada's tar sands / oil sands kill the environment, locals, and pollute the world's atmosphere. Three speeches: Jessie Kalman on environment; Mike Mercredi - the industrial genocide of aboriginals; Will Horton on new pipelines, ports and spills in British Columbia's treasured forests and coast. Recorded by Alex Smith. Radio Ecoshock 081205 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; show; 2008; environment; ecology; green; climate; climate change; global warming; oil; energy; production; tar sands; oil sands; Alberta; Canada; pollution; impacts
|Living Off Grid - Alex Smith|
LIVING OFF-GRID Radio Ecoshock interview with author Nick Rosen of the UK, author of "How To Live Off the Grid" 12 min CD quality 11 MB or Lo-Fi 3 MB Ways to use solar, and low-energy homes, without plugging into main electric or oil system. Good tips, good book. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; ecology; peak oil; oil; energy; reduction; electricity; alternative; solar; wind; home; interview; solutions
|Poisoned Flag: Testimony of 2 US Sailors Nuked by Fukushima - Alex Smith|
Quartermasters Maurice Enis, and Jaime Plym, now out of the Navy, speak in New York City, at a press conference organized by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and the Physicians for Social Responsibility on March 11th, 2013, two years after radioation from the triple melt down in Japan hit the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. 28 min.
Keywords: environment; nuclear; nuclear power; accidents; Fukushima; Japan; US; Navy; radiation; legal
|The Road to Green Jobs - Alex Smith|
Testimony to U.S. Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming on initiative to fund alternative energy. Intro by Chair Ed Markey, testimony of Bracken Hendricks and Dr. Robert Pollin. 25 min CD Quality 23 MB of Lo-Fi 6 MB
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; ecology; green; climate; climate change; global warming; solutions; jobs; economy; alternative; energy; testimony; U.S
|Paul Kingsnorth Deep Green - Alex Smith|
Paul Kingsnorth Deep green British author & broadcaster says governments & climate conferences will never stop fossil fuel use. We make climate change - & won't stop until a crumbling economy & climate chaos force us. Revisioning the new ecology with The Dark Mountain Project. 28 min CD Quality 26 MB or Lo-Fi 6 MB From 091218 Radio Ecoshock Show. (ecoshock.org)
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; features; ecology; climate; climate change; global warming; UK; writer; economy; crash; deep
|Fracking Gas = Climate Crash - Alex Smith|
Shale gas industry emissions from "fracking" are as bad as coal. New science from Cornell University Professor Robert Howarth and team: a speech at Peak Oil And Gas conference in Washington; plus a follow-up interview with Howarth by Alex Smith. Industry vents methane, leaks methane, big impact on climate change. Then the billion dollar climate gas fraud. Samual Labudde of the Environmental Investigation Agency explains how European ratepayers are being blackmailed by China and India - for nothi...
Keywords: environment; energy; shale; gas; methane; emissions; climate; climate change; global warming; speech; interview; Radio Ecoshock; show
|McKibben Step It Up! - Alex Smith|
Bill McKibben's Step It Up! climate action campaign update 9 min Living on Earth radio. 2007-03-02
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; ecology; green; climate; climate change; global warming; solutions; activism
|NOAM CHOMSKY: THE POISONED CHALICE - Alex Smith|
NOAM CHOMSKY: THE POISONED CHALICE Media & the Use of Force. speech May 17, 2007 at "20 Years of Propaganda?" Conference U of Windsor. In two versions: the Radio-ready version, 59 min with intro, for rebroadcast on non-profit radio; Full speech 107 min.
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; military; nuclear; media; propaganda; U.S; legal; war; speech
|Jeremy Leggett Energy|
British Peak oil and climate expert Jeremy Leggett presented by Global Public Media (now Post Carbon Institute) 2007 0617
Keywords: radio; environment; environmentalism; green; climate; climate change; global warming
|BP Gulf Spill Big Picture - Richard Heinberg - Alex Smith|
Peak Oil guru Richard Heinberg looks at the big picture impact of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. His famous books are "The Party's Over," "Peak Everything," and "Blackout". Richard is a founder of the Post Carbon Institute. This interview with Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock 2010-05-06 13 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; energy; BP; Gulf; oil; spill; U.S; activism; protests; Peak Oil; offshore; drilling
|Sustainable New York City|
Sustainable New York City 10 min as heard on Ecotalk radio, 2007-04-24
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; ecology; green; climate; climate change; global warming; solutions; urban; cities; U.S; sustainable
|Escape From Suburbia - Alex Smith|
Escape From Suburbia Director Gregory Greene interview, on Peak Oil, Climate & future economy. 25 MB 27 min Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; energy; cities; suburbia; escape; Peak Oil; climate; global warming; climate change; oil; economy; media; film
|Oceans & Hurricanes|
David Helvarg - Blue Frontier "Oceans and Hurricanes" 17 min - relationship of global heating /warming on oceans, and the strength of storms. Clip from "Democracy Now" 2006
Keywords: radio; environment; green; oceans; ecology; environmentalism; hurricanes; climate; climate change; global warming; storms
|Climate: Arctic Thermostat Blows Up - Alex Smith|
The Arctic thermostat for the world is broken, with record heat & emissions in 2012. Four speakers from Arctic Methane Emergency group film: Peter Wadhams, James Hansen, Natalia Shakhova, David Wasdell. Plus interview with AMEG member Paul Beckwith from University of Ottawa. How polar ice-melt derails climate of Nothern Hemisphere, heading for uncontrollable heating. Radio Ecoshock 121219 1 hour Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: environment; climate; climate change; global warming; Arctic; sea ice; melt; polar; weather; impacts; radio; Radio Ecoshock; show
|Stolen Future Broken Present - Alex Smith|
David Collings, book our "Stolen Future and Broken Present". From Sweden, forest expert Martin Persson says tropical deforestation is still stripping the planet - for us, for consumers in rich countries. Finnish intellectual Olli Tammilehto asks can we can survive a system which rewards the rich with a license to commit ecocide? Radio Ecoshock 141112
Keywords: environment; ecology; climate; science
|Running Out of Future - Alex Smith|
Super scientist Kevin Trenberth on why oceans now hottest in recorded history, why that can make Europe colder. Stephen Leahy: we bankrupt water supplies with consumer purchases. Rob Aldrich on a generation with Nature Deficit Disorder. Radio Ecoshock 141203
Keywords: environment; ecology; science; weather; climate; climate change; global; warming; water; health
|Fighting Fossil Goo - Alex Smith|
Hear the voices of activism. A Radio Ecoshock interview with Tzeporah Berman, a founder of Forest Ethics, now co-director of the Climate and Energy Campaign for Greenpeace International. Plus a clip from the launch of her new book "This Crazy Time". From Earthbeat radio reporter Daphne Wysham, Naomi Klein is interviewed outside the White House - at the Keystone XL Pipeline protest where over 1200 were arrested...
Keywords: environment; climate; climate change; global warming; oil; energy; pipelines; protest; activists; environmentalists; interview; radio; Radio Ecoshock
|The Nuclear Nightmare Continues - Alex Smith|
As four Japanese reactors burn, a historic interview with famous anti-nuclear campaigner Helen Caldicott. Can Japan recover? Will America or Europe experience the same. Caldicott explains the transgenerational impact of nuclear radiation, a form of "compulsory random genetic engineering" even with normal operation of nuclear power. Then a wise interview with Peak Oil psychologist Kathy McMahon. How to handle the ugly headlines, and denial by spouse or family...
Keywords: environment; nuclear; nuclear power; reactor; accident; Japan; earthquake; risk; news
|Winter Gardening, Guerrilla Planting - Alex Smith|
Master winter gardener Elliot Coleman grows year round in Maine, USA with unheated hoop houses. Classic how-to interview. In the UK, guerrilla gardener Chris Tomlinson explains how he unilaterally plants public and private spaces with more food, providing an edible landscape for hard times. You tube rant by "HumptyDumptyTribe" warns global famine from climate change could come soon. No vegetables appear in over-heated Austin Texas garden...
Keywords: environment; food; gardening; agriculture; organic; winter; climate; climate change; heat; famine; Texas; U.S; Canada; UK; guerilla; edible; landscapes; radio; Radio Ecoshock; show
|Japan: Triple Meltdown - Alex Smith|
Confirmation that 3 reactors damaged, melting down in Japan. Civil defense info to protect yourself. Plus investigation into Diablo Canyon California reactor built on quake zone, and how Americans can take action. Even Japanese authorities admit the protective containment vessels of 3 reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi are "punctured". Reactor 2 likely cracked, leaking hot fuel down to concrete basement...
Keywords: environment; nuclear; nuclear power; reactor; accident; Japan; earthquake; risk; news; U.S; safety
|Durban Conference of the Polluters - Alex Smith|
The "Conference of the Polluters" in Durban, South Africa - as rising greenhouse gases threaten everything we know. Professor Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal,Durban. From London, Murray Worthy of World Development Movement, plus Durban activists Bandile Mdlalose, Shack Dwellers Movement, and Bongani Mthembu, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance. Also: Madeline Kovacs from projectsurvivalmedia.org on new youth media at COP-17...
Keywords: environment; climate; climate change; global warming; conferences; United Nations; Durban; South Africa; justice; solutions; interview; radio; Radio Ecoshock
|The Myth of Green Nuclear Power - Alex Smith|
The Myth of Green Nuclear Power John Bennett, Sierra Club 14 min Courtesy of CFRO Redeye Collective, Vancouver, Canada. 2006-05-30
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; nuclear; power; reactors; safety; problems; risks; climate change; global warming; climate
|Divine Strake - Pseudo Nukes - Alex Smith|
U.S. Operation Divine Strake in Iraq used such giant amounts of TNT explosives they resembled the impact of nuclear bombs. Protests arose. An evil technology. 7 min 2006-05-25
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; military; nuclear; bombs; Iraq; Middle East; technology; war
|WORLD WATER CRISIS - Alex Smith|
Maude Barlow on global freshwater crisis, water privatization, bottled crap. SpeechVancouver 071030. Plus: Britain's Chief Scientist Sir David King on serious climate threat, a starving voice by the road, & Goodall on primate extinctions. Radio Ecoshock show 071109 1 hr 14 MB
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; show; 2007; environment; ecology; green; water; crisis; climate; global warming; climate change; science; extinction
Short piece from defunct Green program "Ecotalk" on Air America. 2007 0430 Are we committing "eco-suicide" (with climate change, pollution, over-population, nuclear weapons, etc)? 8 min
Keywords: radio; environment; green; Greens; ecology; environmentalism; catastrophe
|Global Famine Starts in Texas - Alex Smith|
From You tube, excellent rant and demonstration of Texas heat killing off ability of garden plants to set fruit. Above 85 degree F days, and without going below 68 F nights - no tomatoes, beans, mellons, nada. A portent of coming global famine as global warming develops, says this You tube poster "Humptydumptytribe". 9 minutes selected for Radio Ecoshock 111207 full video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AEESU4k2dA
Keywords: environment; food; agriculture; gardening; winter; interview; radio; Radio Ecoshock; transition; local; climate; climate change; global warming; heat; famine; Texas
|Arctic Emergency - Threat to the Planet - Alex Smith|
Is the Arctic tipping into a global climate emergency? 3 interviews with 3 top climate scientists: Carlos Duarte, award-winning oceanographer; Peter Wadhams, arctic sea ice specialist at Cambridge; David Archer, University of Chicago, carbon & methane expert, co-editor at RealClimate.org. Each evaluates the possibility of a sudden methane burst raising global temperatures, and other Arctic risks. Radio Ecoshock 120215 1 hour Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: environment; Arctic; polar; sea ice; tipping point; climate; climate change; global warming; science; interview; show; radio; Radio Ecoshock; methane
|Weird Weather & Chinese Consumers - Alex Smith|
Why cold winters after the hottest year? And those Australian super-floods? Interview with Meterologist Jeff Masters, from The Weather Underground (#56 most popular site on the Net). Then Oxford Historian of modern China Karl Gerth on the big question: why did China turn to consumerism, coal and oil? Why not leap forward into clean energy? Can we survive it? Radio Ecoshock 110107 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Keywords: environment; radio; radio ecoshock; interview; climate; climate change; global warming; floods; Australia; China; consumerism; energy
|Canada & Offshore Oil Exploration|
George Bush lifted a ban on offshore oil exploration. Will British Columbia, Canada do the same on the Pacific West Coast? Living Oceans Society says no. Short piece from CBC, public broadcaster in Canada in 2008.
Keywords: radio; environment; green; oceans; ecology; environmentalism; oil; offshore; exploration; policy; Canada; U.S; energy
|Why Are Forests Dying? - Alex Smith|
Whole forests around the world are dying from insects, fungus, drought, heat. Underlying drivers are climate change and ozone pollution. New Jersey activist Gail Zawacki on ozone damage to trees, crops & our lungs. University of Illinois scientist Lisa Ainsworth on FACE CO2 impacts study. Radio Ecoshock 120516 1 hour.
Keywords: environment; pollution; smog; ozone; trees; crops; agriculture; impacts; climate; climate change; global warming; CO2; carbon dioxide; science; health; show
|Degrowth - the Green Party - Alex Smith|
DEGROWTH Planned contraction (before the collapse). 1st North American Conference April 29-May1 2010, Vancouver, Canada. Jane Sterk, Green Party. 8 min Visit Radio Ecoshock
Keywords: radio; radio ecoshock; environment; green; economy; politics; degrowth; Green